WED. JAN 25, at 8PM | “Interfaith(less)” featuring Aaron McEmrys, Senior Minister at the Unitarian U
Rev. Aaron B. McEmrys joined the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington in August 2014 as its Senior Minister. He has led a life of service and leadership. Prior to entering the ministry, he advocated for workers’ rights as an organizer and labor representative for AFSCME in Oregon, was a council representative to the AFL-CIO, and worked as a grass-roots activist for the Oregon State Public Interest Group. He was ordained at the First Unitarian Society of Denver in 2007. Before coming to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, Va., he served as Senior Minister for the Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara, Calif. He is a passionate supporter of marriage equality, income equality, workers’ rights, and fighting climate change. He has spent years working with the Hopi and Navajo Indians populations. He has also published a children’s book, After Aesop: Stories for All Ages. He holds a Masters of Divinity from the Meadville Lombard Theological Seminary and a Bachelors of Science in Labor Studies from the National Labor College.
Rev. Erik is an artist, community organizer, and ordained minister who leads The Sanctuaries, a racially and spiritually diverse arts community in Washington, DC. He grew up in Germany and studied at Brown University and Harvard Divinity School.
Crystal Mann is a native to the DC-MD area, and enjoys reminiscing as she drives through the city. She will graduate this year from Wesley Theological Seminary with her Master's in Theological Studies. Her work as an Organizer at The Sanctuaries motivates her to use art for justice. She pursues her own arts practice in spoken word, storytelling, and found object sculptures.